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The radically customized 1927 Ford Model T roadster is known as "T Plus 2," as well as a few other names. Don Lokey and his wife, Millie, decided to build a hot rod that could do double-duty as a show car. Starting with a 1927 Ford Model T Roadster pickup truck body, Lokey fabricated a custom frame to mount the body. The modified 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283ci V8 engine was rebuilt and partnered with a Lincoln transmission and the early Ford "banjo" rear end. Lokey had the entire chassis chrome-plated, and then painted the truck and installed custom Naugahyde upholstery. He then entered the vehicle in the Oakland Roadster Show that same year and came home with the All-American Sweepstakes for T Roadsters award. Don then decided to use the truck to launch a campaign to come back and win the top honors at Oakland: America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award. After a few conversations with George Barris, Don delivered his roadster pickup to Barris Kustoms in Lynwood, CA. Since the car was already in complete show-quality condition, Barris was able concentrate on restyling the body, reimagining the interior and updating the wheel and tire choices, as well as designing a whole new overall look. He designed and crafted a radically different grille surround and headlight treatment wrapped around a brass 1915 Model T radiator shell, complementing air scoop and restyled body with molded rear fenders. Handmade taillights inspired by the truck's nose treatment and an interior freshened with White Pearl of Essence wrapped up the project. The roadster made the April 1965 cover of Rod and Custom magazine. Lokey retired the T from the show circuit and stored it for 30-plus years before Blackie Gejeian bought the car and vowed to keep it in its 1966 show-winning livery. The car would go on to see the Lincoln 3-speed and banjo rear swapped for an automatic transmission and chrome Ford 9-inch rear end, but it has otherwise been kept true to its Barris version. From the Cars of Dreams Collection. **SOLD ON BONDED TITLE** ** PREVIEW

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LocationWest Palm Beach, Florida
Year1935
MakeFord
ModelModel T
Exterior colorCANDY RED
Interior colorWHITE/RED
TransmissionAutomatic
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